Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, Comparative Media

deadline for submissions: 
June 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Derek Price, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

 

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

 

The 2019 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 14-17 weekend, in beautiful San Diego, California once again! Do consider joining us at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel this year, and as many PAMLA attendees can attest, the conference itself is sure to be an incredibly enjoyable, friendly, and rigorous experience for scholars at all stages in their professional careers. Go to https://www.pamla.org/2019 for more information.

 

Session: Comparative Media (https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17023)
Presiding Officer: Derek Price, University of California, Berkeley
Proposal Due Date: June 10th

 

Panel abstract: The Comparative Media session is open to any paper that explores media broadly defined but is especially interested in those related to the conference theme, "Send In the Clowns." Possible topics include theories of clowning for film, television, or the internet; histories of horror clowns in media; Bozo, Clarabell, and TV Clowns; clowning as political satire; carnivalesque and purgative laughter in media; clowning, krumping, and hip hop culture; or archetypal clowns, fools, and idiots across media or within technologies; transgressive humour/satire and their use across media platforms, etc.

 

Note: Feel free to submit a session regardless of the conference theme, and please contact me with any questions or concerns about the panel.

 

Moreover, for those also interested in other sessions related to Film and Media Studies, see https://pamlaballastacademic.com/home/cfp and search for this area of study! We look forward to your submission!

 

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